(Closed) Wear of 14K gold vs. wear of sterling silver?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 I have 2 14k rings that I wear almost everyday.  I’ve had them both for about 5 years or so and I haven’t noticed them wearing down in terms of getting thinner.  They do however need to be rhodium plated pretty badly because the yellow in the gold is showing.  My body chemistry eats thru rhodium plating pretty quickly though. I actually have a similar issue though. When we looked at rings I forgot to ask about the probability of getting the ring in platinum by the time I mentioned it he’d already ordered the ring which came standard in 18k which I heard  can wear down faster (or looks yellower?) than 14k!  So who knows?  Hopefully someone else will get back to you with something more useful than what I just said lol!  

PS  I’m just sso glad the ring is in process that I’m not even going to worry about the metal! I think gold will be fine and last a lifetime! 

Post # 5
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

14K gold is meant to be the toughest of the golds and gold is meant to be tougher than silver

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